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Tesco Community Funding – now available

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information about Tesco Community Funding.

How it works:

The Tesco Community Grant Scheme is a rolling funding programme open to any not-for-profit organisation. Three applications from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote every three months. Tesco customers will be able to vote for the group they want to see funded every time they shop in store. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £1,500 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), the second placed project £1,000 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), and the third placed project £500.

What type of project will receive funding?
Tesco Community Grants will fund up to £1,500 towards local good causes whose focus is on supporting Children and Families and, being a supermarket, Tesco are particularly keen on applications for food related projects (for example cookery clubs, food banks, gardening projects, youth projects giving out food to participants etc.).

Who can apply?
Applications will be accepted from a wide range of not-for-profit organisations including: voluntary/community organisations, charities, schools, health bodies, Scouts/Guides, sports clubs, Community Interest Companies (please note, CIC’s must have been running for a minimum of two years and we can consider CICs limited by guarantee but not those limited by shares), local authorities, housing organisations, other not for profit organisations.

Application form:
The application form as well as further guidance information can be found online:

Can I re-apply?

Any past recipient of Tesco funding are eligible to apply again provided they have completed their previous Tesco funded project and filled in their end of project report.

Groundwork staff are available to support applications; for example, we could give you advice on what to apply for, answer any questions about what to include on the form, or give feedback on a draft application. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.